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Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

Border control agency taking new precautions after death of 8-year-old migrant

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will reconduct medical checkups on all the migrant children in its custody and review its policies on caring for individuals under the age of 10 after an 8-year old Guatemalan child died on Monday. The agency is also coordinating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to determine whether additional transportation… Read More »